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  • Superstorm Sandy’s Salty Legacy

    Superstorm Sandy’s Salty Legacy

  • Bell Labs Fellow—That Has a Nice Ring to It

    Bell Labs Fellow—That Has a Nice Ring to It

    “In sixth grade, I ran an antenna wire around my classroom,” Walter Honcharenko (’89, ’90, ’93) recalls. “My teacher thought I was crazy, but we were able to receive an AM news broadcast on a crystal radio wound on an oatmeal container. Later, in high school, I was the one in the background at the one and only school radio station in NYC, WHIL Radio 680 on the AM dial turning the knobs and fixing the turntables.”

  • Reaching for the Stars: Astronaut Alums Return to Brooklyn

    Reaching for the Stars: Astronaut Alums Return to Brooklyn

    “It’s definitely the blue jumpsuits,” Lee Morin joked. “If we took these off, we’d fade into anonymity.” Morin was speaking while shaking hands, signing autographs, and posing for cell-phone photos with excited fans who had come out to hear him speak, along with fellow astronauts Charles Camarda and Paolo Nespoli, at “Speakers on the Square…Astronauts in Brooklyn,” an event sponsored by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the NYU Alumni Association.

  • Remembering a Professor’s Patience, Guidance, and Acumen

    Imagine arriving at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering as a newly-minted doctoral student. You’re eager to start going down the road to earning your PhD, but there are a few significant obstacles in your path. The first is that English is your second language and you are nowhere near fluent; writing is particularly difficult for you. The second is that you’ve come to Brooklyn with spouse and child in tow; you will somehow have to attend to the needs of your family in addition to devoting yourself to your studies.

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